KUCHIPUDI DANCE

Kuchipudi dance tells the universal story with mime, expression, body movements and footwork patterns. It is a unique style amongst the classical dances of India. It speaks through manifold rhythmic patterns, melodic gestures and subtle facial expressions, creates a new world of ecstasy and gives an ethereal existence. This dance is a combination of Tandava and Lasya (the majestic and lyrical graceful style) and a combination of Natya Dharmi (conventional movements) and Loka Dharmi realistic movements.

 
Lasya (feminine, lyrical and graceful movements)

Lasya (feminine, lyrical and graceful movements)

Tandava (Masculine, Majestic movements)

Tandava (Masculine, Majestic movements)

 

 A classical dance style of India originating from the temples of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the South of India. It has since evolved from dance drama style into a solo dance form.

 

Shiva’s Tandava shot by German TV and for which Raja Reddy was named '“Black Shiva” after a performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall

The legend that is Raja & Radha Reddy, shot in the 70’s/ 80’s by Films Division of India